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February 5th 2024

Why isn’t the Mont Saint-Hilaire forest being “cleaned up”?

December 8th 2023

An Update on the WINTRE-MIX Experiment
A new study, conducted in part on Gault Nature Reserve, has provided brand-new insights into the mixed-up world of winter precipitation.

November 2nd 2023

Are Birds Really “Birdbrained”?
The Société d'ornithologie de la Vallée du Richelieu (SOVDR) invites you to a conference by Louis Lefebvre on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 7 p.m.

September 12th 2023

Biodiversity Festival: BioBlitz of McGill's Campuses
Participate between Sept. 18 to 26 to help us inventory the species that call Mont Saint-Hilaire home.

September 7th 2023

A Tale of Two Parasites
The majestic beech trees of Gault Nature Reserve provide nutrients and refuge to many organisms, including two plant parasites that tell vastly different stories about the future of our forest.

September 7th 2023

Internviews
This year, the Gault Nature Reserve hired 6 new interns for a summer work experience. We asked them how it went.

September 7th 2023

Biodiversity Festival: Open Day at Gault Nature Reserve
Discover biodiversity with us on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023! Outdoor activities, lab tours, meetings with researchers, and more.

August 3rd 2023

Notes From the Field: The Prickly Problem of Invasive Plant Species
This summer, the interns at Gault are working on inventorying and clearing invasive plant species found on the mountain. In doing so, they aim to relieve some of the strain caused by these invasions on the ecosystems of Mont Saint-Hilaire.

August 3rd 2023

Mineralogical discoveries continue at Mont Saint-Hilaire
Scientists have discovered yet another new mineral at Mont Saint-Hilaire. Why do we keep finding them, and why do we keep looking for them?

July 12th 2023

Changes in an Aquatic Plant Community: Chance or Selection?
Mark Davidson Jewell and Prof. Graham Bell at McGill University looked into duckweed to better understand how living communities are structured.

July 12th 2023

The Secret Symbiotic Partnership Right Under Our Feet
Mycorrhizal fungi are often-overlooked partners that form invisible relationships with plants, helping them grow and survive in tough environmental conditions.

July 12th 2023

Notes From the Field
This summer, Gault Nature Reserve welcomed the largest team of Field Operations Assistants in its history; we interviewed them to find out more about their experience on the mountain so far.

Newsletters

February 2024

Join Our Internship Program ; Gault Research Awards ; Cute as a Button ; Total Eclipse at Mont Saint-Hilaire ; ...

January 2024

Reflecting on 2023 ; Dressed for the Weather ; Shinrin Yoku - The experience continues at the Reserve this winter ; ...

December 2023

An update on the WINTRE-MIX experiment ; Fair Competition ; Embrace December's Delight - Festivities and Outdoor Play ; ...

November 2023

Talk by Louis Lefebvre ; Leadership of the Future Program ; Hop to It! ; ...

October 2023

Travelling Seeds ; A Clear View to the Feast ; Hiking Sustainably ; ...

September 2023

Biodiversity Festival ; Intern-views ; A Tale of Two Parasites ; ...

August 2023

Mineralogical discoveries continue at Mont Saint-Hilaire ; Notes from the field ; Chim Chimney, Chim Chimney ; ...

Juillet 2023

Changes in an Aquatic Plant Community: Chance or Selection? ; Notes From the Field ; A First-Rate Singer ; ...

June 2023

Gault Research Awards - 2023 awardees ; The Zorro of the Warbler Family ; How Mont Saint-Hilaire Was Formed ; We Are Hiring ; ...

May 2023

24 Hours of Science ; Forest Flitter ; Fleeting Flowers ; An Investment for Welcoming Visitors ; Coexisting with Wildlife on the Reserve ; ...

April 2023

The Complicated Process of Snow Melt ; 24 Hours of Science ; Fee-bee! Fee-bee! ; Face the Mud and Stay on the Trails ; ...

March 2023

Dialysis Bags, Bricks and Pool Noodles ; Make Some Noise! ; Mont Saint-Hilaire, A Mineralogical Treasure Trove ; Snow Fleas ; ...

February 2023

LEAP ; Birds and the Cold ; Layering Made Easy ; Survey ; ...

January 2023

25 Years Since the Ice Storm; The Raven and the Crow ; Photo Contest ; Job Offer ; ...

December 2022

Spongy Moths; COP15; "Up, Down, Up, Down"; ...

November 2022

Predicting Lyme Disease Risk; Notes From the Field; "Getting Warmer..."; ...

October 2022

The promise (and challenge) of using drones for deer surveys; The Birds; New outreach deer exclosures; ...

September 2022

New Research Pavilion; Riparia; Autumnal Enigma; Raspberry; ...

August 2022

Invasive Species; New International Partnership; Serious About Their Seeds; Goldenrod; ...

July 2022

Protecting the Common Snapping Turtle; A Flash of Tropical Colour; Spotted Touch-Me-Not; Anti-tick Tactics; ...

June 2022

2022 Gault Research Awards; Cute as a Button; A Succesful 24 Hours of Science; Horsetail; ...

May 2022

Deer Exclosures; Singing Sensations; 24 Hours of Science; White Birch; ...

April 2022

WINTRE-MIX; A Flash of Rich Brown Amid the Spring Leaves; 24 Hours of Science; ...

March 2022

I see a Deer Here, a Deer There... Are They Everywhere?; The Return of the Glider; Staying on Trails: A Simple Way to Protect Nature; ...

February 2022

The Emerald Ash Borer; Cute as a Button; Skiing in a Winter Wonderland; Yellow Birch; ...

January 2022

Subtle Impacts of Climate Change on Lakes; A Natural Snowshoer; How to Stay Safe While Hiking; ...

December 2021

Deer antlers; Fair competition; Be well-equipped for winter; Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; ...

November 2021

Tea and Climate Change; Hop to it; Reservation System; Trails Improvement; Important info...

October 2021

Lichen; Virtual Medicine Walk; An Incorrigible Flirt; Annual Passes; Day Passes...

August 2021

Invasive Phragmites; All about ants; REMINDER: Fall schedule; New signage on trails; Medicinal plants; Photography contest ...

July 2021

The more than hungry caterpillar, chatterbox in the treetops, coexisting with wildlife on the Reserve, Blast from the past (Hertel Lake restaurant)...

June 2021

Lac Hertel, an invaluable lab, partnership agreement, One is the loneliest number, tips for a successful hike, Blast from the past...

May 2021

The deers love the flowers too! Annual cards: new fee rates, Did you know? Dedication sprouts, Blast from the past, The Future, Imagined by McGill’s Top Researchers

April 2021

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